Olympus E-620 Body Only: This Olympus outfit includes only
the E-620 Digital SLR camera body. No lenses are included. The E-620 has a Four
Thirds mount to accommodate optional lenses.
Image Pickup Device: The E-620 uses a 4/3" Live MOS sensor with
approximately 13,060,000 pixels and 12,300,000 effective pixels.
Dust Reduction System: The E-620's built-in Dust Reduction System helps
to eliminate unwanted spots on your images. When you turn on the camera, the
patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, shaking off and collecting
dust particles that may accumulate on the sensor.
2.7" HyperCrystal Swivel LCD: You can use the camera's
2.7" HyperCrystal LCD
monitor for framing your shots and viewing your digital pictures and videos. The
LCD has approximately 230,000 dots and 100% playback field of view. You can
adjust the brightness from -7 to +7. The LCD monitor swivels outward, and can
rotate 270° so you can compose your shots at any angle, including overhead and
down low. The wide viewing angle of 176° lets you clearly see your images from
way off axis.
Optical Viewfinder: The E-620 has a built-in, eye-level
single-lens reflex viewfinder with approximately 95% field of view. The
viewfinder's diopter lets you adjust the viewfinder to your own eyesight.
Live View: Using the Live MOS imaging sensor and the LCD monitor, you
can view the subject you are taking a picture of, and the effect that exposure
or white balance adjustments have on the composition. The image shown on the LCD
is the same image received by the Live MOS sensor. Live View also allows you to
enlarge part of the subject for focusing or checking the composition using the
display ruled lines.
Image Recording Formats: The E-620 records digital still images in JPEG
format, as well as RAW uncompressed images. It cannot record audio or movies.
Still Image File Sizes: The E-620 allows you to shoot still images in 7
sizes with your choice of 4 compression modes. The available picture sizes in
the 4:3 aspect ratio include 4032 x 3024, 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200,
1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480. The 4:3 image sizes can each be trimmed
to produce images in 16:9, 3:2, or 6:6 aspect ratios. Compression modes
available for each picture resolution are Super Fine (1/2.7 compression), Fine
(1/4), Normal (1/8), and Basic (1/12). RAW images can be recorded only in 4032 x
3024 resolution with loss-less compression (approximately 1/1.5 compression).
The camera can be set to record a RAW and JPEG image simultaneously in several
Recording Media: Still images are recorded on Compact Flash
(Type I or II), MicroDrive (compatible with FAT 16/32),
and xD-Picture cards. If desired, you can copy images from one type of media to
the other if both cards are inserted.
Image Stabilization: The E-620 utilizes mechanical image
stabilization (sensor shift) to automatically compensate for camera shake in low-light
situations or when using a telephoto lens. You can choose from the following
- I.S. 1: Image stabilizer on
- I.S. 2: Vertical image stabilizer is on and horizontal image
stabilizer is off. This is used for panning with the camera in the
horizontal direction to achieve a blurred background.
- I.S. 3: Horizontal image stabilizer is on and vertical image
stabilizer is off. This is used for panning with the camera in the vertical
direction to achieve a blurred background (tilting).
- Off: Image stabilizer is off.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose from
Easy Shooting Modes and 4 Advanced Shooting Modes:
- Easy Shooting Modes:
- Auto: You can shoot using an optimum aperture and
shutter speed set by the camera. The built-in flash pops up
automatically in low-light conditions.
- Portrait: Suitable for shooting a portrait-style
image of a person.
- Landscape: Suitable for shooting landscapes and
other outdoor scenes.
- Macro: Suitable for taking close-up pictures.
- Sport: Suitable for capturing fast-moving action
- Night + Portrait: Suitable for shooting both the
main subject and background at night.
- Art Filter/Scene: You can select from the following Art Filters:
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin
Hole; or from the following Scene Modes: Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach &
Snow, Underwater Wide, and Underwater Macro
- Advanced Shooting Modes:
- Program Shooting: Shoot using an aperture and shutter speed
that the camera sets.
- Aperture Priority: Set the aperture manually, and the camera
sets the shutter speed automatically.
- Shutter Priority: Set the shutter speed manually between
1/4000 to 60 seconds, and the
camera sets the aperture automatically.
- Manual Priority: Set the shutter speed and aperture manually.
Panorama Shooting: When an Olympus xD-Picture card is
inserted in the camera, you can create panoramic scenes with multiple images.
Using the supplied Olympus Master 2 software, you can join together up to 10
images to create a unique panorama composite image. Images can be joined
together horizontally or vertically.
Focus Modes: The E-620 uses automatic focusing and manual focusing. You
can select Single-AF (when shutter pressed halfway), Continuous-AF (always
focusing), or Manual (turning the focus ring). You can also fine-adjust the
focus manually by turning the focus ring after AF is performed in the S-AF or
Auto-Focus Target: The camera has 7 Auto-Focus targets for
focusing on the subject. In the All-Target AF mode, the camera focuses on the
subject in front of the camera from among the 7
AF targets. In the Single-Target AF mode, you can select one AF target for
accurately focusing on the subject after composing the shot.
ISO Settings: The sensitivity can be set automatically or manually.
You can set the default and upper limits for Auto ISO. The manual ISO
sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 to 3200, with selectable ISO steps of 1 EV or
White Balance: Color reproduction depends upon light conditions. You
can choose from 4 options for setting the white balance:
- Auto: For General Use, used for most light conditions
- Preset: You can choose from the following presets:
- 5300K: for shooting outdoors on a clear day, for
sunset/sunrise, or fireworks
- 7500K: for shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day
- 6000K: for shooting outdoors on a cloudy day
- 3000K: for shooting under a tungsten light
- 4000K: for shooting under white fluorescent lighting
- 4500K: for shooting under a neutral white fluorescent lamp
- 6600K: for shooting under a daylight fluorescent lamp
- 5500K: for flash shooting
- Custom: Color temperature set in the custom white balance menu
(between 2000K and 14000K)
- One-Touch: Color temperature set by the one-touch WB method
Sequential Shooting: In addition to shooting single frames, the
can also shoot multiple images for as long as the
shutter button is pressed. When set to Sequential Shooting "H", the camera
records at approximately 4 frames per second. When set to Sequential Shooting
"L", you can set the speed to 1 frame per second or 3 frames per second. The camera must be set to Single-AF or Manual-AF.
Focus, exposure, and white balance are set with the first frame.
Self-Timer: The Self-Timer lets you take pictures after a preset
amount of time. You can choose from 2 seconds or 12 seconds. When shooting
without looking through the viewfinder, you should attach the supplied eyepiece
cover to the viewfinder to prevent light from entering the viewfinder and
changing the exposure.
Remote Control Shooting: Using the optional RM-1 remote control, you
can take a picture with yourself in it, or a night scene without touching the
camera. You can set the camera to release the shutter right away or 2 seconds
after the shutter button on the remote is pressed. Bulb shooting is also
possible using the remote control.
Bulb Shooting: The E-620 can take extra long exposures with bulb
shooting. When the camera is set to Bulb, the shutter remains open as long as
the shutter button stays pressed. Use of a tripod is highly recommended for bulb
Pop-up Flash: The E-620 is equipped with an auto pop-up
flash. There are several flash modes: Auto, Flash synchronization speed/slow limit, Red-eye
reduction flash, Slow synchronization (1st curtain), Slow synchronization (2nd
curtain), Slow sync (1st curtain) with Red-eye reduction, Fill in flash, and
Flash off. Manual flash settings are also available. In addition, you can adjust the flash intensity from -3 to +3, and
shoot 3 images with flash bracketing.
Optional Flash Units: The camera has a hot accessory shoe on
the top for use with an external flash unit. Optional flash units that can be used with the
E-620 include FL-50R, FL-50, FL-36R, FL-36, FL-20, RF-11, and TF-22. The camera
is also compatible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system with the FL-50R and
FL-36R flash units.
Bracketing: To increase your chances of getting the perfect exposure
in difficult shooting conditions, you can set the camera to take a number of
photos at different exposure values for each frame. Frames are shot at optimum
exposure, plus pictures adjusted in the opposite directions of exposure. You can
perform bracketing in the following ways:
- AE Bracket: Three frames are shot using automatic exposure. You
can set the compensation value to 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
- WB Bracket: Three frames are shot using different white balances;
one at specified WB, one adjusted toward amber-blue color, and the other
toward green-magenta. You can set the bracketing adjustments in 2, 4, or 6
- FL Bracket: Three frames are shot with different flash intensity.
Compensation values can be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
- ISO Bracket: Three images are taken, each with different ISO
sensitivity, with shutter speed and aperture fixed. Compensation values can
be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
Metering Modes: There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness:
- Digital ESP: Camera measures light levels and calculates the
differences in 49 separate areas of the image.
- Center-Weighted Average: Camera provides the average metering
between the subject and background lighting, placing more weight on the
subject in the center.
- Spot: Camera meters a very small area around the center of the
- Spot with Highlight Control: If overall background is bright, the
camera shifts toward over-exposure so white areas don't turn gray.
- Spot with Shadow Control: If overall background is dark, the
camera shifts toward under-exposure so black areas don't turn gray.
Face Detection: The camera will detect people's faces in the frame
(up to 8) and
adjust the focus and metering automatically.
Multiple Exposures: The E-620 can overlay multiple frames and save the
result as a single image. You can overlay an image while taking a picture, or
overlay a recorded image in playback mode.
Photo Playback: You can play back images one at a time, or in an index
display of 4, 9, 16, 25, 49, or 100. You can also display images recorded on the
memory card by date. While in single image playback, the image can be magnified
up to 10x for a closer look.
Playback On TV: The E-620 allows you to play back your still images
on a TV. The camera offers a composite video output (using the supplied A/V
Editing Images: After images are recorded, you can edit them
in the following ways:
- Shadow Adjustment: Shadow Adjustment Technology brings out more
details in shadows, capturing the scene exactly as you see it.
- Red-Eye Fix: Reduces the red-eye phenomenon caused during flash
- Trimming: Sets the trimming size with the control dial and the
trimming position with the arrow pad.
- Black & White: Creates black and white images
- Sepia: Creates sepia-toned images.
- Saturation: Sets the color depth while checking the picture on
the LCD screen.
- Size Conversion: Converts the image file size to 1280 x 960, 640
x 480, or 320 x 240. Images with an aspect ratio other than 4:3 (standard)
are converted to the closest image file size.
- Aspect: Changes the aspect ratio of images from 4:3 to 3:2, 16:9
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer, regardless of
Power Options: The E-620 is powered by the supplied PS-BLS1 Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (7.2 volts/1150mAh). The battery charges in approximately 3
hours 30 minutes in the supplied BCS-1 battery charger. The BLS-1 battery is
good for approximately 500 shots on a single charge with the LCD off.
Olympus Master 2 Software: The E-620 includes Olympus Master 2 software
on CD-ROM. The software lets you do the following:
- Transfer images from the camera or removable media to your computer
- View images
- Group and organize images into albums and folders
- Correct images using filter and correction functions
- Edit images (rotate, trim, change image size)
- Print images using a variety of formats
- Update the camera firmware
- Develop RAW images
||Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP Home/Professional
|Mac OS X v10.3-10.5
||Pentium III 500 MHz or faster
||Power PC G3 500 MHz or faster
Intel Core Solo/Duo 1.5 GHz or faster
||256MB or more
||256MB or more
|Free Hard Disk Drive
||500MB or more
||500MB or more
||1024 x 768 pixels or more
Minimum 65,536 colors (Minimum 16,770,000 colors recommended)
|1024 x 768 pixels or more
Minimum 32,000 colors (Minimum 16,770,000 colors recommended)
||USB port or IEEE 1394 port
Internet Explorer 6 or later
QuickTime 7 or later recommended
DirectX 9 or later recommended
|USB port or IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port
Safari 1.0 or later (1.3 or later recommended)
QuickTime 6 or later